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Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

Posted on: July 25, 2011 1:30 pm
Edited on: July 25, 2011 1:37 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

During the lockout, the Jets (along with a number of other teams) came under a lot of scrutiny for their decision to cut salaries, furlough employees and generally pinch pennies.

So it's fantastic to hear that Jets owner Woody Johnson has already told his employees that all the money they lost during the lockout will be immediately repaid.

Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, all team employees who had their wages cut -- including coaches -- will be fully reimbursed for the amount of money docked.

In a sign of just how serious Johnson is with repairing goodwill, the employees were apparently paid before they left the meeting.

"When you leave this meeting, the money will be in your accounts," Johnson told the employees, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

So that's cool. Also cool? The entire Jets staff got a "fiery, training camp-type speech" from Rex Ryan. (Or, at least about 150 of them, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.)

No word on whether they all immediately went out and got a &$*%$^* snack afterward, though.

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Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:25 am
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

not a giant fan idiot

Interesting, yet your profile has the New York Giants listed first on your favorite teams. You get your kicks out of looking like a dumbass, don't ya?




Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:04 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

I would hope so People have familys and I would hope all teams do this. The players did not have to go with out during this strike they all ate and well im sure. As far as the guy saying the guys a giants fan you must be a Dodgers fan Beating up on people butt h....Surprised




Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 8:38 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

not a giant fan idiot



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

not a giant fan idiot



Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Teams give back lost employee wages from lockout

What's with the story line?  Where's the rest of the story?  The Jets and a number of other teams.  I'd be willing to bet that it's actually "all of the other teams."   But, New York does need to be singled out for special treatment.  Their play on the field doesn't warrant it, so just list them only, so the Jets fans can be fooled into thinking they are special.  That's OK, you guys can chew on this bone.  All the good feelings will be gone once they start losing the games. Laughing




Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

Jets still SUCK



Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

Just shows the class of JETS ownership. Taking care of their own once the drama was over.  I understood the decision to cut salaries and furlough people...but it beats firing them all or laying them all off until the lockout ends, its just business, unfortunately, it happened to people who had absolutley nothing to do with the lockout.  They weren't on the owners' side nor the players' side, caught in the middle and probably paying the most....again, a classy move by Johnson to compensate some of the real victims of the lockout.  Hopefully other teams that did similar will follow. 


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